WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2014 MINISTAGE MUSICAL...
This production is tailored to young performers, creating a wonderful adaptation of The Wizard of Oz that runs approximately an hour long. It contains a song not in the original movie musical and is adapted to give young performers with little or lots of experience time to shine!
This musical is for actors ages 8 to 13.
The show features songs from the movie musical, such as:
"Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" from The Wizard of Oz
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz
Here is the synopsis of the show:
Dorothy Gale lives on a Kansas farm with her aunt and uncle. She keeps getting in the way while the adults work, so she finds a quiet place where she won?t get into any trouble ?Over The Rainbow. The girl is upset when the mean Miss Gulch comes to take her dog Toto away. However, Toto escapes and joins Dorothy as she runs away from the farm. They meet the kind Professor Marvel, who convinces Dorothy to go back home. When a cyclone hits, Dorothy and Toto seek shelter in her room, where Dorothy is accidentally hit on the head.
LIST OF CHARACTERS
Dorothy Gale is a sweet, innocent young lady who has a streak of boldness. She lives on a farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry but dreams of escaping to a far-off place where she does not get into so much trouble. She and her dog, Toto, are inseparable. She is a bit outspoken and headstrong, but dearly loves her family and friends. Dorothy needs to be a strong vocalist and a good dancer.
Aunt Em is a typical hard-working farmer's wife. Aunt Em must be able to show both her strong side and her softer side. Aunt Em sings the reprise of "Over the Rainbow," but this is mainly an acting role.
Uncle Henry is the owner of the farm and Aunt Em's husband. Uncle Henry is a speaking role with a few lines.
Hunk is one of the three farmhands. We will be separating this role from the Scarecrow. Hunk has a few lines.
The Scarecrow needs to have good body control and good pitch and musical rhythm.
Zeke is one of the three farmhands. We will be separating this role from the Lion. Zeke has a few lines.
The Lion should be played by a character with good comedic timing and has a strong character voice.
Hickory is one of the three farmhands. We will be separating this role from the Tin Man. Hickory has a few lines.
The Tin Man should have good control of his/her body and should possess a good singing voice.
Miss Gulch is the Wicked Witch's alter-ego. We will be separating this role from the Witch. Miss Gulch has a few lines.
The Wicked Witch of the West is a non-singing role, but has the great responsibility of living up to the iconic Wicked Witch laugh.
Toto is a limited singing role, but should be able to embody canine characteristics.
Professor Marvel is the Wizard's alter-ego. We will be separating this role from The Wizard. Professor Marvel has a few lines.
Wizard is a speaking-only role, but must have a commanding voice and has a lot of dialogue to memorize.
Doorman is a comical character that tries to be tough but turns into a "softy."
The Guard is a similar to the Doorman in character.
Glinda is the Good Witch of the North. She should have a delicate, graceful manner and a lovely voice.
Munchkins are the little people who live in Muchkinland and have a child-like innocence and are full of joy.
Jitterbugs are a small group of dancers who have been sent by the Wicked Witch to out-dance Dorothy.
Winged Monkeys are the Wicked Witch's animal army. While there are no lines or singing involved, this is still a featured role.
Nikko is the leader of the Winged Monkeys and has a small speaking part.
Winkie Guards need to sing a little bit and move in formation.
Leader of the Winkies is the leader of the Wicked Witch's guards. This role has no solo singing.
The Ozians are the people who live in Emerald City. Like the Munchkins, the Ozians have a few nice features.
The following character make appearances in the tornado:
Lady in Rocking Chair
Rowboat Man #1
Rowboat Man #2
The following characters are featured roles in Munchnkinland:
Mayor of Munchkin City
City Father #1
City Father #2
Three Tough Kids
Dorothy meets the following characters on her journey to see the Wizard:
Apple Tree #1
Apple Tree #2
Apple Tree #3
Dorothy meets the following characters in Oz:
**There may be more featured parts by breaking up solos or adding solos, but they will be added either on the cast list or during rehearsals. In addition, there will be a featured dancer dance during The Tornado.**
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